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Latest Water News

Big drought questions answered

Friday, April 24, 2015

Inquiring minds want to know, are we there yet? While the California drought is now charging into its fourth year, drought-reality has been a little slow to catch up. Our taps are still flowing, our sprinklers are still sprinkling and our golf courses are still the color of money. How bad could it be?

But Gov. Jerry Brown’s first-ever order for mandatory restrictions on urban water use makes the message as clear as the writing on your dusty windshield. The drought is real, and we really need to act like it.

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Featured News

San Juan Capistrano Water Rates Case Ruling

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
The 4th District Court of Appeals announced on Monday that the City of San Juan Capistrano's tiered pricing plan that charges higher rates for higher water consumers violates, in part, Proposition 218, a voter-passed amendment to the State Constitution.

Click on the above title for details, or read the full ruling here.

Governor Issues Statewide Mandatory Water Reductions

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Historic Moment: First Ever Statewide Mandatory Water Reductions

"Following the lowest snowpack ever recorded and with no end to the drought in sight, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced actions that will save water, increase enforcement to prevent wasteful water use, streamline the state's drought response and invest in new technologies that will make California more drought resilient."

Read the full news release from the Office of the Governor here:

Council Highlights

  • Council Workshops

    Learn more about upcoming Council workshops.

  • Drought Resources

    Find news on California’s drought and water conditions, tools for member agencies and others, and what events are happening in response to the drought.

  • BMP Reporting Application

    Use the Council’s new software to report on the progress of your agency’s BMP implementation.

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